John Stainer

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Keeping children safe in education

John Stainer School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. Strict child protection and recruitment procedures operate and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service.APPENDICES-Disqualification_under_the_childcare_act_statguidance__4_.pdf

All staff (including premises and lunchtime staff) are kept up to date with the latest updates from 'Keeping Children Safe In Education' and receive training in September every year (or on appointment). The most recent update refers to children’s mental health, peer on peer abuse, and Child Sexual Exploitation. If you would like to know the latest information, please click the links below:

Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2020_-_Update_-_January_2021.pdf

Keeping_children_safe_in_education_part_1_Sep_2020.pdf

Recently, there have been important updates to the safeguarding duties for schools, including the statutory duty to report Honor Based AbuseChild Sexual Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation, County Lines and PREVENT.

If an adult has a concern about any aspect of the welfare or well-being of a child, they will inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead and also record it on MyConcern (our safeguarding reporting online encrypted platform).

Everyone should listen; a child will disclose to a person who they trust. As a staff team we are confident in recognising, referring, responding and recording safeguarding incidents.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Shermane Okorodudu (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Tracy Townrow

Please click on the link below to read our Safeguarding Policy:

Safeguarding_policy_June2020_V2.pdf

John Stainer School has adopted the definition of the term 'Safeguarding' used in the Children Act 2004.

In summary this is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development;
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

John Stainer School’s safeguarding arrangements cover all aspects of life at school, in particular addressing these issues:

  • health and safety;
  • mental health and emotional wellbeing;
  • bullying;
  • other harassment and discrimination, including racism;
  • physical intervention;
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions;
  • behaviour;
  • off-site visits;
  • intimate care;
  • online safety;
  • physical security of the school site;
  • recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the school site.